Percy Wilfred Dash is the third Dash brother I am writing about in this series. His older brothers Herbert and John have already been covered earlier this year. Yesterday marked 123 years since he was born in Orwell, Cambridgeshire on April 14, 1895.
Like his brother Herbert, he was also in the Royal Navy. Where his brother joined as a 15-year old boy, Percy joined the Navy after the outset of the war when he was 20 years old, offering his services as a blacksmith. Most of this time was aboard HMS Cyclops which was a repair ship for the Grand Fleet. She spent the majority of the war stationed at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and was also used during the Second World War as a submarine repair ship.
Percy was with the Royal Navy until July of 1919. He married Ellen Imogen Hooten in 1921. He lived to the age of 62, passing away in 1957 in Bury St. Edmonds in Suffolk.